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As of mid-December, there had been a record-setting 355 activist campaigns announced against U.S. companies, topping the previous record of 353 set in 2008.
What Activist Investing In 2015 Was Like
Wed, 2015-12-30 20:40
By Jacob Wolinsky

As of mid-December, there had been a record-setting 355 activist campaigns announced against U.S. companies, topping the previous record of 353 set in 2008.

The following video covers all four major indices, the Modern Family ETFs, and an extensive look into the major commodities-oil, metals, softs and agriculturals.
A Rare Video Featuring Phases/Forecasts in Equities, ETFs, and Commodities
Fri, 2015-11-27 07:19
By Michele "Mish" Schneider

Hi everyone! With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, followed by the half day on Black Friday, I thought it would be different and special if I provided you with a video rather than my usual commentary.

When Congress names a department and/or passes an “act,” it generally does the opposite of what it’s named.
Congress Has New Bill That May Affect Your Nest Egg: Here’s What To Know
Wed, 2015-11-25 07:01
By Tim Plaehn

by Dennis miller There’s a new bill that just passed the house that may detrimentally affect your nest egg. See what noted retirement expert Dennis Miller has to say about how you can protect yourself from the government’s abuse. 

I’ve been writing about ITB for some time now in the ETF section of my commentary below...
An ETF That Makes a Chartist's Heart Sing
Thu, 2015-11-12 05:16
By Michele "Mish" Schneider

US Home Construction as a concept is hardly a “wild thing” or something that should make one’s “heart sing.” Unless of course you are a contractor, seller of home improvement and construction supplies or, an investor in the ETF ITB.

The easiest way to ensure your financial success is automate your finances.
Personal Finance: Why to Automate Finances
Thu, 2015-11-12 04:00
By Editorial Staff

Submitted by Hilary Martin The easiest way to ensure your financial success is automate your finances. Simple to say, not so simple to do. Here’s how to start.

Rubio is being treated inside powerful financial circles as the establishment front runner as big bank favorite Jeb Bush appears nudged aside...
ValueWalk: As Paul Singer Anoints Rubio, Republican King Maker’s Politics Come Into Focus
Tue, 2015-11-10 08:24
By Jacob Wolinsky

Last Friday when Elliott Management founder Paul Singer tagged Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio with his sought after support, a signal was sent that an anoin

Larry Robbins, founder of Glenview Capital Management, has had a “exceedingly disappointing” and “frustrating” 90 days...
ValueWalk: Invest After A Drawdown: Glenview Creates New Hedge Fund, Zero Fees
Wed, 2015-10-28 06:00
By Jacob Wolinsky

Larry Robbins, founder of Glenview Capital Management, has had a “exceedingly disappointing” and “frustrating” 90 days, he told investors in a letter dated October 26 reviewed by ValueWalk.

Another angle on the investing/sports analogy has since occurred to me: an investment career can feel like a basketball or football game with an unlimited number of quarters.
Howard Marks memo to Oaktree Capital Clients on “Inspiration From The World Of Sports.”
Mon, 2015-10-26 06:04
By Jacob Wolinsky

I’m constantly intrigued by the parallels between investing and sports. They’re illuminating as well as fun, and thus they’ve prompted two past memos: “How the Game Should Be Played” (May 1995) and “What’s Your Game Plan?” (September 2003).

ETF AUM recently crossed the $3 trillion asset mark according to BlackRock...
ValueWalk: ETF AUM From Zero In 1998 To $9 Trillion In 2025 [CHART]
Fri, 2015-10-23 06:00
By Jacob Wolinsky

ETF AUM recently crossed the $3 trillion asset mark according to BlackRock, but the rapid growth is just beginning say some.

So far in my series on selecting superior active fund managers, I’ve broken the most promising research into two very different areas...

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